Joyce Carol Oates is one of my favorite writers. Everything she writes is at least decent (and she writes a lot- 2 books a year at least), and besides, she is one twisted lady, which makes me happy.
So you can probably guess how delighted I was to see an article full of invaluable writing advice from her.
Disclaimer: it's The Onion. The advice is probably still good, but, um, I think I'll try a different path.